Bus Fire Cancels Sheldon JV FB Game

HILLSBORO, Ore. — The Sheldon JV Game was cancelled Thursday after their opponent’s bus caught fire. It happened on Highway 26 in Portland. The flames were shooting well above the charter bus, which happened during rush hour. All of the players from Central Catholic High School made it off the bus safely. There is no … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Dexter Home

DEXTER, Ore. — Despite a large response, flames destroyed a Dexter home Tuesday afternoon. The flames were visible from Kimball Road as crews worked for hours to put them out. The homeowner was inside when the fire started, but did make it to safety. By the time firefighters got there they say it was already … Continue reading »

Crews Battle Fire At Apartment Complex

EUGENE, Ore.– Fire crews battled an apartment fire in Eugene Monday evening. Crews treated one person for smoke inhalation. The fire call went out about 7:45 p.m. to the Riviera Village Apartments off River Road. Crews had the fire out in about 5 minutes. One tenant was treated for smoke inhalation and that person’s apartment … Continue reading »

Forest Adjusts Fire Restrictions

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Umpqua National Forest removed public use restrictions on campfires, smoking, chainsaw use and the use of other internal combustion engines Wednesday. Officials say the change in weather and fuels allowed for the end of public use restrictions. The fire danger level in the Umpqua National Forest remains high, so visitors are … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Arrested for Arson

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is behind bars, accused of setting his own home on fire. Police said, Cedrik Shanahan, was still on the scene when crews arrived. Investigators said Shanahan set fire to his house on Van Buren street in Eugene. They said Shanahan told them he started the fire with gasoline and … Continue reading »

House Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

VIDA, Ore. – McKenzie Fire and Rescue crews responded to a structure fire early Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Darren Bucich says around 2:20 a.m. crews were dispatched to a structure fire at 45309 McKenzie Hwy. On arrival, firefighters found the house to be fully engulfed by flames. The house was located up a 400 foot … Continue reading »

All Flags in Oregon at Half-Staff

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber ordered all flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen Oregon firefighter. John Hammack, 58, of Sisters died while fighting a wildfire in central Oregon on August 1. A tree fell on him and another firefighter while fighting a blaze near Mount Washington.       … Continue reading »

Oregon Wildfire Update

SOUTHERN OREGON – Fire crews made progress against the wildfires burning in southern Oregon over the weekend. The Douglas Complex fires have burned 45,411 acres and were 48 percent contained Monday. The cost of fighting the complex is estimated to be more than $32 million. The Whiskey Complex fires have burned 10,957 acres and were … Continue reading »

Progress Made Against Oregon Wildfires

SOUTHERN OREGON — Several wildfires are still burning in southern Oregon, but fire crews have made progress in containing them. The top priority is still the Douglas Complex, which has burned more than 44,000 acres. Those fires are now 32 percent contained, and the Oregon Army National Guard has sent about 140 soldiers to Douglas … Continue reading »

Backyard Burn Gets Out of Control

LEBANON, Ore. – Lebanon Fire Crews responded to a structure fire caused by an out-of-control backyard burn Tuesday. Around 2 p.m. crews responded to a possible house fire in the 900 block of West Isabella Street. When they arrived, firefighters found the backyard and a utility shed on fire. The fire was quickly spreading towards … Continue reading »

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